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n. A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority. Permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a placard to do something. A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster. (Anc. Armor) An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or back plate. A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.

 - vb. To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to placard the city. To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.

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